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Want to Raise Your Effectiveness? Try Being a ‘Storydoing’ CEO

Picture the archetypal CEO. If you’re typical, you imagine a man or a woman in his or her 50s. Firm handshake. No nonsense. Good teeth. Majored in finance in college and went on to get an MBA from an Ivy League business school. Left-brain thinkers, he or she knows his or her way around a spreadsheet and a boardroom. It is time to update the picture in your head, because the future belongs to the storydoers.

Ty Montague CEO Briefing Newsletter , Personal Effectiveness August 16 2013

Appraising Performance Appraisals

How the best companies assess employee performance—and what you can learn from them.

Russ Banham CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy , Personal Effectiveness January 22 2013

Close Your “Middle” Skills Gap

The inability to find enough people with the ‘right’ skills is inhibiting growth and will worsen. Apprenticeships and vocational training are part of the solution. Here’s a practical way to improve the human capital needs of your company.

Nick Wyman Leadership & Strategy , Personal Effectiveness June 15 2012

You’re Never Too Old—or Too Successful—to Need a Mentor

Finding someone you can trust to share your concerns with isn’t easy, but it can make all the difference in your effectiveness.

Gary Shapiro Leadership & Strategy , Personal Effectiveness June 14 2012

Why CEOs Are Taking on More Direct Reports

The CEO’s span of control has roughly doubled over the past twenty years, from almost 5 to just under 10. Two immediate questions come to mind: Why? And is this making CEOs more—or less—effective?

Gary L. Neilson Leadership & Strategy , Personal Effectiveness , Talent Management April 9 2012

Connecting the Company to the CEO

Chief Executives who connect personally with the company earn the power to lead employees out of their comfort zones to tackle big challenges and drive performance.

Eric Sass and Tom Varian Personal Effectiveness February 14 2012

How Accurate is the Idea of the Narcissist CEO?

A recent study from a management professor at Penn State explores the “Narcissistic CEO,” claiming that qualities like investing heavily in advertising and R&D or conducting lots of acquisitions (and paying high premiums for those acquisitions) indicates that a CEO is narcissistic and may run a company into the ground. Sure, too much ego isn’t a good thing, but is this study taking things too far?

JP Donlon CEO Life , Personal Effectiveness January 17 2012

Does Your Moral Intelligence Have Economic Consequences?

Every CEO likes to think he or she displays complete integrity as a leader. When investors or employees think otherwise there can be unwelcome valuation consequences.

Fred Kiel, Ph.D. and Doug Lennick Personal Effectiveness January 4 2012

Increase Your Chances of Survival as CEO

Are you aware of your blindspots – do you rate your leadership higher than stakeholders do and, therefore, sometimes misfire as a leader? Chances are you may find outside intervention helpful.

David Brookmire Leadership & Strategy , Personal Effectiveness December 6 2011

The CEO’s Glossary to Business Acronyms

AAR – average annual return ACH – automated clearing house—a collection of 32 regional electronic interbank networks used to process [...]

ChiefExecutive.net Personal Effectiveness October 5 2011

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